Boston Breakers announce Team MVP Awards for high school athletes

(May 16, 2016) - The Boston Breakers will recognize more than three dozen Eastern Massachusetts Girls Soccer Coaches Association (EMGSCA) all-stars at select Breakers home games during the 2016 season. Players, who are local high school all-stars, will be recognized as Team MVPs and honored during halftime of Breakers games.

“Thank you to the EMGSCA for providing young females with the opportunity to express themselves in a positive way both on and off the field," said Boston Breakers Assistant General Manager Elise McLear. "The Boston Breakers are excited to work with the leagues in recognizing outstanding players and look forward to welcoming them to our stadium.”

The first three to be recgonized are: Alexis LaPointe (Abington), Julia Dello Russo (Central Catholic), and Shelise Dutcher (Rockland). They were honored on Sunday, May 22, at Boston's game vs. FC Kansas City.

LaPointe, a senior midfielder at Abington High School, had an impressive senior season, talllying nine goals and two assists for the Green Wave.

Dello Russo, a defender, is a two-year member of the varsity team at Central Catholic High School. A tri-captain during her senior season, she helped lead the team to a 16-1-1 record.

Dutcher was a captain for Rockland this past fall. She helped lead the Bulldogs to three sectional semifinal appearances during her career, and in 2015, she registered 10 shutouts. She will attend Lasell College in the fall.


Alexis LaPointe                                         Julia Dello Russo                                                                Shelise Dutcher

"The EMGSCA is proud to recognize Team MVPs for their accomplishments and positive contributions to their high schools on and off the field," said EMGSCA President Greg Rowe. "Thank you to the Boston Breakers for helping recognize soccer excellence in Eastern Massachusetts."

Two players will be recgonized at the June 10 game vs. the Washington Spirit. They are: Falmouth High School star defender Samantha Theroux and Wilmington High School's Christina Spinos. A senior captain this past fall, Theroux helped guide Falmouth to a 10-7-1 regular season record and into the postseason tournament during her senior season. Spinos, a senior outside back at Wilmington, was a two-year captain and three-year Middlesex League all-star. She will play at Worcester State in the fall.


Falmouth High School's Samantha Theroux, left, and Wilmington High School's Christina Spinos

Boston Breakers Team MVPs:

Falmouth: Samantha Theroux

Lexington: Jessica Foley

Bridgewater-Raynham: Nicole Geraghty

Carver: Makenzie Bellando

Norwell High: Lizzi Masucci

Hull High: Fiona Pearlman

Newburyport: Isabella Palma

Billerica: Megan Brunelle

Sandwich: Megan Forrester

Quincy: Joelle Robinson

Rockland: Shelise Dutcher

North Quincy: Marissa McGue

Dartmouth: Jennifer Wheaton

Notre Dame Academy Hingham: Kristen McCrea

Danvers: Katherine Kowalski

North Quincy: Marissa McGue

Mansfield: Patricia Murphy

Taunton High School: Emily Serpa

Hamilton-Wenham: Madeleine Berthoud and Emma Beane

Arlington High: Kendra Griesman and Maura Doherty

Peabody High: Katrina Silva

St. John Paul II: Danielle Demetriades

New Bedford: Alanna Gracia

Melrose: Katey Baraw

New Bedford: Alanna Gracia

Canton: Sarah MacQuarrie

Marshfield: Micaela Pitts

Milton: Sophie Cousineau

Mashpee: Emma McNally

Durfee: Jordyn Gauvin

Brockton: Gabriella Del Pico

Duxbury: Emma Gill

Wilmington: Christina Spinos

Peabody High: Katrina Silva

Central Catholic: Julia Dello Russo

Abington: Alexis LaPointe

Cohasset: Emily Rosano

Silver Lake: Rebecca Hapgood

Newton South: Ava Shaevel

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